Plant trees to cherish my memories, says Dave in his will


In his will, Dave also wished that he be cremated on the banks of Narmada, a river close to his heart. Dave (60), who held the Environment and Forests portfolio, was so passionate about nature and water bodies that he named his Bhopal residence – ‘Nadi ka ghar’ (The house of the river).

Dave’s adoration for condition and water bodies reflected in his will, BJP representative Rajnish Agrawal said.

“On the off chance that you need to love my recollections, plant trees and spare them. This would give me delight,” Dave expressed in the will dated July 23, 2012, as per Agrawal.

In his will, Dave longed that greatest endeavors ought to be made for the protection of water bodies yet said that his name ought not be anticipated or utilized amid these attempts.

Dave’s antipathy for individual glorification likewise reflected in his desire that there ought to be no statue or dedication raised in his name.

His will likewise said that no opposition or honor ought to be initiated in his name. “On the off chance that conceivable, my incineration ought to be performed on the banks of stream Narmada at Bandrabhan where Nadi Mahotsav was sorted out,” he said in the will.

Dave, a lone wolf, used to compose the worldwide stream celebration at Bandrabhan to make mindfulness among individuals about rationing waterways.

He likewise communicated a desire that his last customs ought to be performed just through “vaidik” ceremonies with no pageantry.

Express BJP’s media in-control Lokendra Parashar said that according to Dave’s desire, his last customs will be performed at Bandrabhan on the banks of Narmada waterway in Hoshangabad locale at 10 am today.

A two-time Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh, Dave had complained of uneasiness at his home in New Delhi this morning and was rushed to AIIMS where he breathed his last.